The Fifth Tax Statistics Report
State-Owned Economic Enterprise Reform in Myanmar: The Case of Natural Resource Enterprises
This report by the Natural Resource Governance Institute and the Renaissance Institute sheds light on the finances, operations and governance of Myanmar’s natural resource state-owned enterprises. Read more here
Responsible Gold Mining Principles
These Principles are a new framework that set out clear expectations for investors and downstream users as to what constitutes responsible gold mining. The World Gold Council, working with its Members, the world’s leading gold mining companies, has set out these Principles that it believes address key environmental, social and governance issues for the gold mining sector. Read more here
Harnessing Natural resources for Development (HNR4D) 2018
Organised and delivered by REPOA and Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI). The training is a hands-on “learning from practice workshop that focuses on building the understanding of the links between, and the dynamics of, Extractives Governance and country’s development goals. The training aims to improve participants’ knowledge not only of policy options and tools to achieve these goals, but also the inherent challenges.http://www.repoa.or.tz/
Date: 13-17th August 2018 Place: Dar es Salaam
How Tanzania natural gas users are saving millions
The Citizen has established that Serena Hotel has been saving up to Sh39 million a year by switching its cooking and heating machines to natural gas systems. Previously it used diesel.The hotel uses 0.03 million cubic feet of natural gas a day.
Tanzania to benefit from $175bn US gas project
Through the initiative, US companies will invest $175 billion in gas power projects in Tanzania and eight other African countries, namely Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Angola, Mozambique and South Africa. As reported by the Citizen
Tanzania’s countrywide push for oil and gas exploration
Sonangol extends deadline for bids of oil blocks
East Africa: EAC Economic Powerhouse Capitalises On Oil, Gas Front
Gross production volumes during July 2018 from the Mnazi bay gas fields averaged 90 MMscf/d
Wentworth, the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE: WRL) and AIM (AIM: WRL) listed independent, East Africa-focused oil & gas company, provides an Payment update to shareholders.
Saudi sovereign wealth fund in bank talks for debut loan
The financial times reports that Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund will look to borrow for the first time in the country’s history. The total will be between $6bn and $8bn as the kingdom attempts to become less reliant on oil income.
Farewell to the Royal Norwegian Ambassador, Hanne Marie Kaarstad
On the 12th of July REPOA bid farewell to Her Excellency, the Royal Norwegian Ambassador, Hanne-Marie Kaarstad together with the Ambassador of Sweden, Her Excellency, Ambassador Katarina Rangitt. The Petro state program receives funding from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam and Ambassador Hanne Marie Kaarstad has been a great supporter. Photo taken during the 23rd Annual Research Workshop where Ambassador spoke on behalf of Development Partners supporting REPOA, where she insisted on evidence generation.
Date: 12th July 2018 Venue: REPOA premises, Dar es Salaam
The new Tanzania Mining Law, Local Content Policy and Tax Regime
Date: 26 – 27 July 2018 Venue: Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro
Upstream oil and gas awards launch
Upstream oil and gas award is a ceremony with a special focus to honor companies and persons that made the greatest contributions to the Tanzania’s oil and gas sector.
Date: 17 August 2018 Venue: Serena Hotel, Dar es Salaam
Bank of Tanzania announces Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Memorial Scholarships deadline 17th August 2018
The Tanzania Petrostate Programme Blog is produced by the joint programme of three institutions: REPOA and theNBS in Tanzania, and CMI in Norway with support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam. The purpose of the blog is to draw attention to publications and reports on the gas and petroleum sectors, which may be of interest to researchers, politicians and the general public. The blog does not state opinions but merely links to relevant postings on the world wide web with a brief description and/or quotes of the content and opinions stated by authors.
The Petrostate Programme runs a website at http://www.tanpetstate.org/ where the participating institutions and researchers are presented and the aims of the programme, research results and publications are posted. The programme is also gradually building up a Resource Hub (http://data.tanpetstate.org/
The programme and its cooperating institutions are extremely grateful for constructive comments, advice on the blog and website (link below) as well as information on important web posting that deals with the petro sector and its role in Tanzania.